St. William Laud Episcopal Church Pittsburg TX

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Who we are

Saint William Laud Episcopal Church, witnessing to the love of Christ in the community of Pittsburg, Texas since 1954. Whatever your church affiliation may be, all baptized Christians, including children of all ages, are welcome to receive Holy Communion here. If you are affiliated with another denomination and are a baptized Christian; and are accustomed to receiving communion in your own church; and you anticipate the real spiritual benefit and presence of Christ in the consecrated bread and wine, then you are welcome to receive at the altar. Our liturgy is conducted on authority of the Book of Common Prayer, 1979, according to the use of the Episcopal Church USA.

Our parish is involved with ministering to the needs of the Pittsburg community in several ways. We operate a day school for pre-kindergarden children. We help feed the needy with our Loaves & Fishes pantry. Several of our members are deeply involved in REC, a prison ministry to several of the Texas prisons. Many of our members volunteer at the local East Texas Medical Center with a books and ``magazine service to patients. Others volunteer in the pre-op area & the front desk. Others in the parish are involved in visitation to local nursing homes and hospice care.

Those are some of our outreach programs. We are also involved in inreach, that is ministering to our own members. One of the ways we do that is our after-service coffee hour on Sundays after the Eucharist. Another popular event is our "First Thursday" covered dish supper. On the first Thursday of each month we all gather in the parish hall with whatever dish we care to share with everyone and just have a meal and a lot of good fellowship. Dress is casual and there is no program.

There' a lot going on and everyone can always find somewhere to fit in. Parishioners assist in the Services as Acolytes, Lay Readers, Ushers and Oblationers. We call for volunteers at times during the year, but anytime you feel a calling to serve please let us know.

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St. William Laud Episcopal Church
601 Lafayette Rd.
Pittsburg, TX 75686
United States
Phone: (903) 856-2675
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Fr. Gary Hill
Fr. Gary Hill
Priest
601 Lafayette Rd.
Pittsburg, TX 75686
United States
Phone: (903) 856-2675
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I'm pressing on the upward way


I’m pressing on the upward way,
New heights I’m gaining every day;
Still praying as I’m onward bound,
“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.” ...

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Holy Eucharist Rite II

Every Sunday at 9:00 AM in the Nave

This is a traditional Episcopalian mass as outlined in the 1986 Book of Common Prayer. The Eucharist is observed every Sunday. All are welcome.

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Every Monday at 7:00 PM in the Parish Hall

St. William Laud Episcopal Church service times last updated on the 2nd of June, 2024
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St. William Laud Episcopal Church History

In 1954 the Reverend George Acker, who was serving mission congregations in the East Texas area, collaborated with four families to found a mission church in Pittsburg. In that same year it was established as a mission church within the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. Father Acker eventually moved to Pittsburg to oversee the growth of the church.

He instilled a strong anglo-catholic spirit that continues to the present.
The mission had steady growth under several outstanding priests. The Reverend Theodore Heers guided the church through two periods, the first from July, 1962 to May, 1967 and the second from January of 1970 to August of 1978. The church became a Parish in May of 1968. St. William Laud was blessed to have a wonderful theologian, The Reverend E. E. Blankenship, serve as rector from January of 1982 to January of 1989.
The original church was constructed in 1957 and additional space was added as needed.

The home next to the church became available and was acquired as a rectory. When it has not been occupied by the rector it has often been rented to provide additional cash flow.
The real story of this church has been the love and fellowship of her people. While buildings and improvements might be the outward signs of success, it is the quality of our people that sustains us over the years. Many people have questioned how it is possible for a community the size of Pittsburg to sustain an Episcopal parish church. It happened because God called into fellowship a group of people who have responded to the Holy Spirit and built itself up in love.

Since the first meetings of that small mission community, St. William Laud has been characterized by the “can-do” spirit of the membership and a strong sense of their catholic heritage while working for the common good to the greater glory of God.

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The power of Christian prayer When we stumble...
O Lord our God, Who has called us to serve You in the midst of the world's affairs, When we stumble, hold us; when we fall, lift us up. When we are hard pressed with evil, deliver us. When we turn from what is good, turn us back and bring us at last to Your glory.
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